Earth's Best Gamer - Chapter 140
Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
“Therefore, the Eagle Men have suffered a loss now that their infiltration is disrupted?”
In the Temple of Providence, Elder Meng, who was back online again after only one day, remarked in surprise while stroking his long beard after Ji Ye told him what happened the day earlier.
“Of course they suffered a loss!”
Su Nongying, who was standing next to Ji Ye, was very happy.
Although it was Ji Ye who killed the Eagle Man, she was the one who spotted this “spy” in the first place.
As a non-battle player, she wasn’t capable of being involved in the killing of the aliens.
Yet she had finished off a Commander-level alien with Ji Ye last night. She was still excited even at this moment.
“Yes, and that’s a grave loss.”
Ji Ye nodded too.
The death of an Extraordinary Rank-3 Commander could be a heavy loss for any settlement.
After all, even though the Twin Dragon Mount fort had been developing fast, it only had eight Commanders in total, including Ji Ye himself.
Even if the Eagle Men were from a cultivation plane and were better at training than human beings were, it required not just arts but plenty of resources in order to raise an Extraordinary Rank-3 Commander.
Also, the Eagle Men’s greatest loss was clearly not one about personnel, but the transparent mask that the Extraordinary Rank-3 Eagle Man dropped after he died!
Undoubtedly, it must be an item of Transcendent power from a settlement of aliens that the Eagle Men had destroyed.
Based on the current information, one species should only have one item at most within the range of their settlement. Considering the Eagle Men’s progress, they couldn’t have more than four of such items.
Yet they had offered one of them to human beings.
Also, this Transcendent item had a very special function. Since the Eagle Man could sneak into the human settlement with the item, human beings could also sneak into the Eagle Men’s settlement in the same way.
“Also, considering what you described, the Eagle Men might be unaware that their spy is dead,” Elder Meng said.
If a member that belonged to a settlement died within the range of the settlement, it would more or less be noticed based on the change in the power of providence in the settlement.
However, when one left his settlement and entered an alien settlement, his connection to the power of providence in his settlement would be cut off.
“Even if they have realized it, they will know that we’re prepared and worry that we will sneak into their place, so in my opinion, the Eagle Men won’t launch an attack in the next few days!”
Elder Meng made a conclusion in the end.
“That’s good. We need a few days. Until we successfully invent guns, it’s best not to wage an ultimate battle against them.”
Ji Ye nodded in agreement.
Earlier, Elder Meng had predicted that the Eagle Men would take action when the players were offline. While the action they took was slightly unconventional, his prediction was definitely correct.
However, even though the Eagle Men would be unlikely to attack, preparations should still be made.
“I have an idea to monitor the Eagle Men’s movement. However, it’s up to the result of this ritual whether or not it’s feasible!”
Ji Ye turned around and looked at the Soul of Civilization that the Commander Eagle Man dropped.
That’s right. Ji Ye was ready to welcome the eighth hero to the Twin Dragon Mount fort.
Also, the hero to be welcomed this time would probably be different from before.
It was because the offering that corresponded with the Soul of Civilization was a one-meter-long saber that was purple and sharp. It was the Tiger Shark Saber that was transformed from the fin of the tiger-striped shark he killed in the sea!
The two four-foot-long Dragons of Providences appeared and spewed out the power of providence at the items!
When the golden light hit the tiger-striped shark, a tremendous amount of purple light was reflected and spread out into a tiger-striped shark more than five meters long.
At the same time, the yellow power of providence floated in the temple as if it were an ocean.
Hua! Hua! Hua!
As it took shape, the tiger-striped shark, bulging its brutal eyes and baring its sharp fangs, moved back and forth in the temple and hit the items in the temple with its head.
However, its attacks caused nothing but ripples since the settlement core had already reached Extraordinary Rank-4!
“He has vertical eyebrows on his hollow face, yellow hair on his chest, and two wings on his back.
“His arms have a force of hundreds of kilograms. His eyes beam cold light. He is not a fisher in the village, but a fiend walking in the human world…”
At this moment, the poetic announcement that came with the arrival of every hero echoed.
“This is… Ruan Xiaoer, the Walking Fiend?”
Elder Meng was an avid researcher of Water Margins, and he had specifically reviewed it when he was offline. Although the poem was rather obscure, he was able to understand it easily.
“My plan will work!”
Ji Ye seemed delighted.
He was very satisfied with the hero that was welcomed with an offering from the ocean.
Su Nongying, on the other hand, had gone offline yet. She wasn’t very familiar with the name.
“He commanded the navy in Liangshan Marsh and was the oldest of the three Ruan brothers. He was very tough and opposed surrender like Lu Zhishen and Wu Song did. He was ambushed when attacking Fang La and chose to kill himself rather than being captured and humiliated!”
Elder Meng briefly described the hero’s past to her.
The Soul of Civilization that the Commander Eagle Man dropped glowed and projected a person.
Faced with the person that was just projected, the tiger-striped shark wiggled its body and fins and bit at the stranger.
When the tiger-striped shark charged with a bloody scent, the person stomped in the ocean that seemed to be filled with water like a sailfish, the fastest creature in the ocean, and dodged the bite.
He simply leaped to the beam of the temple.
The tiger-striped shark, on the other hand, hit the wall of the temple because of its inertia.
When its bite was dodged and it hit the wall because of inertia, the tiger-striped shark turned back with its eyes filled with fury. It dashed forward and cut the person above with the fins on its back that were as sharp as blades!
However, when it charged, like an agile leopard, the person swam aside to dodge the blades. He then simply grabbed the back of the shark and rode it.
Hua! Hua! Hua!
Next, the tiger-striped shark quickly flipped in the temple that seemed to be filled with water, but it could not get rid of the person that was riding it.
In the process, its enormous body shrank nonstop, until it was melted into the purple Tiger Shark Saber uncontrollably!
This person was finally condensed and brought to reality.
[Level: Extraordinary Rank-3]
[Title: Heavenly Sword Star.
[Nickname: Walking Fiend.
[He is one of the eight captains that command the Liangshan Marsh’s navy. He’s good at swimming and fighting in the water!]
Exactly as described in the poem, Ruan Xiaoer had a hollow face and vertical thick eyebrows. His mouth was rather big, and he was half-naked, just like when Lu Zhishen arrived.
However, as a commander of the navy, he was much slimmer than Lu Zhishen, and his rib bones were very obvious on his back.
But this hero must not be underestimated for his slimness.
That was because he was described as a fiend walking on earth, and that had been exactly the description for another hero in Water Margins.
“He looks tall and magnificent. His eyes are like cold stars, and his brows are thick as if they were painted. He is strong enough to defeat ten thousand men, and he is as bold and ambitious as a lion. He is a fiend that has arrived from the sky and walks on the earth!”
The person was exactly Wu Song, who was defending the canyon!
Ruan Xiaoer might not be as strong as Wu Song in terms of combat ability, but he was by no means weak!
As to why Ruan Xiaoer only ranked fourth among the navy commanders in Liangshan Marsh, the reason was quite simple. It was because those who ranked higher than himself were all in Song Jiang’s faction. Li Jun, who ranked first, had even saved Song Jiang’s life.
Actually, when the 108 generals were ranked, Ruan Xiaoer was right behind Li Jun, but when they were assigned to different posts, he was only given the job of a deputy general in the navy. So, it was clear that he was unappreciated!